Ah, menopause – that phase of life where your body decides to throw a hormonal party you didn't exactly RSVP for. While we can't magically turn back the biological clock, there are a few tips from the realms of chiropractic, naturopathic medicine and menopause education that might help you navigate this journey with a touch of humour and grace:
Chiropractic Check-Ins: Menopause can be a real pain in the neck – literally. Hormonal fluctuations can lead to muscle tension and joint discomfort. You deserve to feel flexible and fantastic, consider visiting a chiropractor at Vivid Health to keep your spine in check.
Naturopathic Nutrition: Opt for a diet rich in colorful fruits and veggies. Think of it as an edible rainbow that brightens your mood and eases those pesky hot flashes.
MenopausED: An organization that advocates to educate women and communities about menopause and options for navigating its many faces! Teresa Isabel Dias is a menopause expert who speaks, writes and consults on the topic with individuals as well as organizations. She is hosting a wellness retreat in Bali called Navigating the Waves of Menopause: A Bali Retreat running February 11-19, 2024 so women can have an immersive experience for two of the most fundamental tenants to navigating this change: relaxation and education.
Herbal Allies: Naturopathic doctors often recommend herbal remedies like black cohosh and red clover to help with hot flashes and mood swings. Remember, it's perfectly acceptable to sip herbal tea and pretend you're in a spa, even if you're just hiding in the bathroom for a moment of peace. Check with your ND about which herbs may be best for you.
Mindfulness and Relaxation: Managing stress is crucial during menopause. Consider yoga or meditation. Picture it as your personal escape to a tranquil island, you may want to consider a retreat to Bali to connect with like-minded and similar demographic to fill your quota and get back on track, where the only thing melting is your stress levels.
Stay Hydrated: Naturopaths emphasize the importance of staying hydrated. Water is your best friend in this phase of life. It's like your trusty sidekick, ready to extinguish hot flashes and help you conquer the day.
Supplements: Some women find relief with supplements like evening primrose oil and vitamin E. Think of them as your little helpers, like the fairy godmothers of the menopausal world.
Hormone Talk: If you're considering hormone therapy, have a heart-to-heart with your naturopath about the pros and cons. Think of it as an intimate chat with your health confidant, minus the gossip about your neighbor's gardening habits.
Laugh It Off: Laughter truly is the best medicine. Check out this video:
and share menopause humour with your friends – it's like a secret club that only hot (flash) members understand!
Remember, menopause is a natural part of life, and it doesn't mean you're losing your groove. Chiropractic and naturopathic approaches can be fantastic allies in this journey, helping you glide through menopause with humor and resilience. Book a Complimentary 15 minute Chat or email us to discover many ways to feel and function better! And don't forget, a small amount of 70% dark chocolate is always a valid coping strategy!